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scotland yard's handling of the investigation. his assistant also resigned. stephanie gosk is following the latest developments from london for us. >> reporter: richard, in the last 24 hours, there have been two high-level resignations from scotland yard and colluding the police chief himself, sir paul stevenson, he has resigned because he hired in 2009 a former editor of "news of the world." his deputy, john yates, has resigned after he was informed that he would be suspended while an investigation into scotland yard's investigation of the scandal was being conducted. john yates is being criticized for in 2009 not continuing to pursue an investigation into the phone hacking. all of this comes while their department continues to make arrests. on sunday they arrested rebekah brooks, i high-level trusted executive of rupert murdoch. her lawyer today said that this arrest took her by surprise, that she is not -- that she says she is not guilty of any criminal wrongdoing and that they held her for nine hours yesterday without presenting her with formal allegations or with actual evidence of
over the weekend, and now the head of scotland yard and his assistant are resigning. if you're keeping score so far, there have been three high-profile resignations, ten arrests and it is not over yet. jim maceda is live in london to bring us up to speed on this. jim, good morning. >> reporter: hi there, thomas. make that four high profile resignations. just a couple of hours ago scotland yard's number two, john yates, also resigned under increasing, extraordinary, really, pressure. that on the heels on his boss's resignation last night. commissioner paul stevenson, he was the head of scotland yard. he, if you will, fell on his sword and said that he could not in good conscience continue with all the challenges to keep the peace in great britain as he and specifically his relationship with the murdock media empire became such a focus of attention. he was calling it a major distraction, which could not go on. of course among those ten arrests you mentioned, the latest high profile arrest was rebekah brooks, the chief of the british media holdings. she said it came as a complete surprise
been four high-profile res ignations so far, the two top scotland yard officials, and there is no wrongdoing they say, but they were stepping down because they are too much of a distraction because of the media frenzy to do their job, and the ten arrests, and you mentioned rebecca brook, and all of this is leading to tomorrow. and we have to be careful, because it may be an anti-climax tomorrow with the tremendous amount of attention turning to this meeting, but i'm not so sure how much hard core information or information in general and any kind of spectacle this will make. this could be very have very low key certainly on the part of rupert murdoch who doesn't like, we understand, these types of meetings and he does not like this type of spotlight on him. back the you, tamron. >> all right. jim, i understand that we have news sound from the prime minister david cameron who cut short his trip in africa today and returning back for the testimony. let's pr ee's play what he has . >> what the government wants to do is what the whole country has to do which is to mak
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